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What is GSOC?

Advice and Service you can trust The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission was set up in 2007 to provide efficient, fair and independent oversight of policing in Ireland.

Its vision is to be a driver of ever-improving police accountability.

Its principal role is to deal with complaints about the conduct of members of the Garda Síochána.

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View details of the Garda Ombudsman's operations.

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Latest news

As of 20th November 2015, DNA and forensic samples to be taken in accordance with Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014

In compliance with the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015, GSOC has named its commissioners and directors as designated public officials.

We were proud to be invited to speak at today's Victims’ Rights Alliance event to mark the important EU Directive on Victims' Rights becoming law. New information and supports for Victims of Crime are now available.

Chair of GSOC Justice Mary Ellen Ring opened the 18th Annual Conference of the ACJRD. The subject of the conference was dealing with victims of crime - Full article

Justice Frank Clarke is conducting an independent inquiry of a recent GSOC investigation into a fatal RTI. This is allowed for by s.109 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005.
GSOC's first statement re the above matter.
GSOC's second statement re the matter.

For the latest news, press releases and witness appeals please visit the mediaroom.

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How to make a complaint

If you are directly affected by what you believe is misbehaviour of a member of the Garda Síochána, you can complain to the Garda Ombudsman.

Find out more about the process.

Go directly to the Online Complaint Form OR download a Paper Complaint Form (PDF).

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Recent Publications

Read the report on the public interest investigation undertaken into matters raised by the Commission of Investigation Report into the Catholic Diocese of Cloyne.

Examination of Garda Síochána practice, policy and procedure in relation to remand in custody - S106 report

Annual Report 2014

Tuarascáil Bhliantúil 2014

Read the report on the most recent public interest investigation undertaken by GSOC, into an incident on Henry St., Dublin in March 2015.

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